Today, voters across Texas are voting in municipal elections. In the 6th Congressional District, they are also voting in a special election for an open Congressional seat after Rep. Ron Wright passed away after a battle with cancer further complicated by COVID-19. We will have the results for that race, as well as election results from the five largest cities in the state with mayoral races today once polls close at 7 p.m. (CDT)
Texas 6th Congressional District Election Results
The 6th Congressional District covers all of Ellis and Navarro Counties, as well as southeastern Tarrant County. It has been a reliable Republican seat since the mid-80s; however, it has recently become more competitive. This special election features 23 candidates: eleven Republicans, including Susan Wright, who is the widow of former Rep. Ron Wright and who has been endorsed by former President Trump; ten Democrats, including Jana Sanchez who ran for this seat in 2018 which was the closest race this district had seen in decades; a libertarian candidate; and an independent candidate. You can read more about this race and district in Ben Lefkowitz’s preview for us here. If no one receives a 50%+1 majority of the vote, the top two finishers move onto a runoff election that will be announced after the results of this race are certified.
Update: DDHQ projects the race will go to a runoff and Republican Susan Wright has advanced to that runoff.
Texas Mayoral Election Results
We also have election results from some select Mayoral contests across the state. All contests are technically nonpartisan races, however, in many of them, the candidates’ partisan leanings are known. In all races that have more than two candidates, if no one receives a 50%+1 majority of the vote, the top two finishers move onto a runoff election on June 5.
First, we have the mayoral race in San Antonio. There are fourteen candidates running, including two-term incumbent Mayor Ron Nirenberg and challenger Greg Brockhouse. Brockhouse ran in 2019 to challenge Mayor Nirenberg’s progressive policies and narrowly lost in a runoff.
Next, we have the mayoral race in Fort Worth. Republican-affiliated Mayor Betsy Price opted not to seek a fifth term, so ten candidates are vying for the open office. The field includes two current city councilors, the chair of the Tarrant County Democratic Party, and the incumbent Mayor’s former chief of staff.
Now onto Arlington, where the Republican-affiliated incumbent Mayor Jeff Williams is not running again due to term limits. Seven candidates are running in this race, including former Arlington mayor pro tempore Michael Glaspie. Glaspie has received endorsements from both Democrats and Republicans.
Then we go to Plano, where the Republican-affiliated incumbent Mayor Harry LaRosiliere is not running again due to term limits. In Plano, the mayor also serves in Place Number 6 in City Council. Three candidates are running.
Lastly, we have the mayoral race in Garland. Republican-affiliated incumbent Mayor Scott LeMay is running for a second term. He faces one challenger in Roel Garcia.